Beauty Anecdotes (Post No.4380)

Written by London Swaminathan 


Date: 9 NOVEMBER 2017


Time uploaded in London- 9-55 am



Post No. 4380

Pictures shown here are taken from various sources such as Facebook friends, Books, Google and newspapers; thanks.



Fontanelle ,at the age of 97, after saying many amiable and gallant things to a beautiful young lady, passed before her without seeing her, to place himself at table.


See, said the lady, how I ought to value your gallantries, you pass without looking at me ”

Madam, replied the old man, if I had looked at you I could not have passed.




Dustman’s Heart

As the beautiful Duchess of Devonshire was one day stepping out of her carriage, a dustman who was accidentally standing by and was about to regale himself with his accustomed whiff of tobacco, caught a glance of her countenance, and instantly exclaimed,

Love and bless you, my lady, let me light my pipe in your eye!


It is said that the Duchess was so delighted with his compliment, that she frequently afterward s checked the strain of adulation which was constantly offered to her charms, by saying,

OH! After the dustman s compliment, all others are insipid ”




Chesterfield and Voltaire


Lord Chesterfield and Voltaire were attending a reception in Paris. Noticing that the English man was being assailed by some of the ladies, the French wit said to him,

My Lord,it is said that you possess keen discrimination; tell me now, who are the more handsome, the French women or the women of your own country?


As to that , replied chesterfield, I must admit that I cannot say,as I am no connoisseur in the art of painting.





Curran, speaking of Madame de Stael who was by no means handsome, but a splendid conversationalist, said she ” the power of talking herself into a beauty.




Someone once noted to Samuel Goldwyn the beauty of his wife’s hands.

Yes, Goldwyn said, ” she has such beautiful hands, I am thinking of having a bust made of them. ”


Xxxx SUBHAM xxxx



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